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Celebrate Kodomo Matsuri At Holiday Delight In Uptown

By Josh McGhee | October 23, 2017 6:20am | Updated on October 23, 2017 8:28am
 Drummers at the Japanese American Center headquarters, 4427 N. Clark St.
Drummers at the Japanese American Center headquarters, 4427 N. Clark St.
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UPTOWN — The Japanese American Service Committee is celebrating the holiday season with its annual children's festival and craft bazaar.

From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11, the committee will host its Holiday Delight and Kodomo Matsuri at the center at 4427 N. Clark St., according to a flyer for the event.

Kodomo is the Japanese word for children and Matsuri is a traditional Japanese festival.

The event features a collection of vendors specializing in Japanese, Japanese-American and Asian handcrafted goods. Items include jewelry, ceramics, garments, books and accessories, according to its website.

Sushi, teriyaki kabobs, burgers and baked goods will also be on the menu, the website said.

Kodomo Matsuri includes games for kids, crafts, a visit from Santa Claus, Japanese dancing and drumming demonstrations.

The Japanese American Service Committee was organized in 1947 to resettle Japanese immigrants in Chicago. Its mission is to help people of all ages experience Japanese American history and culture, according to its website.

The event is free.